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Over the next 15 years, the number of Kansans who are over 65 years old will grow by 40%.  Think about that.  One in four people will be receiving long-term care services themselves or caring for a loved one who needs that support. It could be you. It was 3:00 am when Barb awoke to the sound of the phone ringing.  Barely coherent, she...

Kansas’ long-term care facilities beg for help with ‘price-gouging’ staffing agencies

"Dan Goodman, executive director of Kansas Advocates for Better Care, said in an interview all sorts of healthcare, advocacy and education interests should be involved in legislative discussions about rolling back training standards for CNAs.  'If you’re looking at quality and looking at long-term sustainability you look at raising the bar instead of lowering it,' Goodman said." Shared from the Kansas...

2022 Stand By Me Golden Ticket & Raffle Baskets!

Check out these wonderful items up for grabs! During our Stand By Me event on October 9th, we will have several wonderful raffle baskets.  Tickets are only $5 each! Follow this link and click on "Donate and Tickets" to purchase raffle tickets.  Good luck!   Some of our other wonderful Raffle Baskets are shown below.  Tickets for these are only $5 each! Buy your...

Caring Conversations ~ Choices, Challenges, and Criteria for Quality Care

It’s that time of year again! KABC will be hosting our annual Caregiver Training and Membership Meeting on September 9th, 2022 from 1:30-3:00 PM at the Lawrence Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine St. Lawrence, KS 66044. Sign-in will begin at 1:00 PM.  This year’s training, “Choices, Challenges, and Criteria for Quality Care” will feature Caroline Dawson, LSCSW from AgeWise Advocacy...

Please Welcome Devon Plumberg to KABC!

Hello!  I’m both excited and honored to join the KABC team as Community Engagement & Development Coordinator. Like many of you, I was educated and supported by KABC while caring for my parents in their elder years.  To lend my skills and ideas to make a difference throughout the state in the quality of care for seniors and their families...

KABC Welcomes Libby Hastings

Hello, everyone! My name is Libby and I hail from El Dorado, Kansas. I graduated with a B.A. from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. After graduation, I lived in Denver for two years where I grew my passion for non-profit and advocacy work. With years of professional experience in the field of aging, I’m thrilled at the opportunity to return...

Bad Practices Hurt Everyone Involved

Every Aide Needs Good Training I knew nursing homes were short staffed - that's why I signed up to be a temporary aide during the COVID pandemic in the first place.  When I found the online course, I was shocked to learn it was only 8 hours long.   (did you know a nail tech requires at least 250 hours of training?) A...